Monday, September 29, 2014

A New York Classic Returns

The Rainbow Room, closed for five years, is scheduled to reopen Sunday after renovations that include a new cocktail lounge called SixtyFive.


“Moose Foot Print” was uploaded to Flickr

Frostpocket. The closest I got to seeing a moose was seeing his footprints. Not sure how old, but his stride was greater than mine, so he probably was taller than 7 feet (depending upon how moose hips are constructed)

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Moose Foot Print was taken on September 12, 2014 at 04:40PM

“Ford F-500 Remnants” was uploaded to Flickr


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Ford F-500 Remnants was taken on September 12, 2014 at 04:09PM

Staking Out the Great White Shark

By Photographs by MICHAEL MULLER via NYT Magazine

A rare photograph of a nighttime breach.

Led Zeppelin - Hot Dog by yachbusim jazz

Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan by LeonardCohenVEVO

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing First We Take Manhattan. (C) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

“Alderman Bob Fioretti” was uploaded to Flickr

At the Logan Square Farmers Market, Sunday. Perhaps Chicago’s next Mayor? I suddenly got too shy to talk to him, but he seems like a good egg.

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Alderman Bob Fioretti was taken on September 28, 2014 at 02:52PM

Under Cover: Desert Voyages in Colored Hues

By THE STAFF via NYT Magazine

David Benjamin Sherry hauled his large-format 8-by-10 camera into Death Valley last year and to capture the desert light on film. One of the resulting images now illuminates the cover for the Sept. 28 Voyages Issue.

Reply All: The 9.14.14 Issue

By via NYT Magazine

Readers respond.

Here’s Eating Lunch With You, Kid

The addition of strongly flavored ingredients can turn a child’s simple sandwich into something an adult would savor.

By MELISSA CLARK via NYT Dining & Wine

Sunday, September 28, 2014

“Guess You Are Doing Fine” was uploaded to Flickr

Shadows through the grass and weeds, South Pond, Lincoln Park

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Guess You Are Doing Fine was taken on September 25, 2014 at 09:42PM

“Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts” was uploaded to Flickr

From the West Loop version of Green City Market

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Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts was taken on September 27, 2014 at 03:03PM

“Petit Brussels Sprouts” was uploaded to Flickr

From the West Loop version of Green City Market

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Petit Brussels Sprouts was taken on September 27, 2014 at 03:03PM

“For Those Who Seek” was uploaded to Flickr

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For Those Who Seek was taken on September 28, 2014 at 08:15PM

Analytics: What Readers Thought About A. O. Scott's Claim That Adulthood Is Dead in American Culture

By THE STAFF via NYT Magazine

A. O. Scott’s essay on the death of patriarchy in American culture received more than 870 comments from readers. Here’s what they said.

Creamy, Brothy, Earthy, Hearty

By MARK BITTMAN via NYT Magazine

The last four soup recipes you’ll ever need — with the potential for infinite variations.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

States of Mind: Why Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Went to Georgia

By STACEY BAKER via NYT Magazine

This week’s special Voyages Issue includes pictures from a road trip through Georgia taken by the photographer Alec Soth and the writer Brad Zellar. Recently, Zellar talked about their state sojourns.

Justin Bieber, Oncologist

By via NYT Magazine

Also, a spell cast for British unity; chatty cabbies.

Clay Aiken Takes Lessons From ‘American Idol’ to the Campaign Trail

By Interview by JIM RUTENBERG via NYT Magazine

“Every once in a while,” says the singer-turned-congressional-candidate, “you have to sing a duet.”

Who Made That Charcoal Briquette?


The so-called Vagabonds take on a timber challenge.

The Peculiar Soul of Georgia

By Photographs by ALEC SOTH via NYT Magazine

A journey through the state, featuring Jimmy Carter, Civil War re-enactors and newborn Cabbage Patch Kids.

Steal This E-Book


Lowdown download.

Friday, September 26, 2014

“Hand Made Ladder” was uploaded to Flickr

Not as light as a nice aluminum ladder, but cheaper! Frostpocket

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Hand Made Ladder was taken on September 12, 2014 at 04:11PM